DoH: Over 92K dengue cases, up 118 percent

The Department of Health (DoH) on Monday said that the country has recorded 92,343 dengue cases from 1 January to 23 July, a figure 118 percent higher compared to the cases recorded during the same period last year.

Based on the latest national dengue data as of 23 July, the DoH reported that the majority of dengue cases (15,951) were from Central Luzon. The figure is equivalent to 17 percent.

This was followed by Central Visayas with 9,429 dengue cases and the National Capital Region (NCR) with 7,962.

From 26 June to 23 July alone, a total of 21,566 cases were recorded, with Central Luzon contributing most of the dengue cases (5,186).

It was followed by NCR with 2,374 and CALABARZON with 2,178.

The Health department also said that nine out of 17 regions exceeded the epidemic threshold in the past four weeks, with MIMAROPA and NCR showing a sustained increasing trend during the same period.

A total of 344 deaths due to dengue have been reported so far.

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